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Organic Agriculture at U of G

Fadi

By Fadi Didi

The University of Guelph will introduce a new program this fall.


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The University of Guelph will introduce a new program this fall.

You can get a Certificate in Organic Agriculture at its Centre for Urban Organic Farming on the Guelph campus.

The program will replace the organic agriculture major.

A professor at U. of G.  says student interest in organic agriculture helped the university make that decision.

Beginning in the fall, any other student along with the agriculture students, can take the certificate program.
The Professor says that means you might have sociology students who are interested in the social issues of organic agriculture.

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An Iowa-based software company is giving farmers another tool to streamline their harvest.

Smart Ag, is out with its AutoCart system.

It is cloud-based and is designed for driverless tractors that are pulling grain carts.

The system lets farmers use their own tablets to set staging and unloading locations in fields, adjust equipment speeds, monitor locations and command the grain cart to sync its speed and direction to that of a combine.

Officials say the technology allows producers to update their equipment easily, regardless of manufacture.

Practical trials on farms have proved successful.


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